If you’ve read our E3 Diaries from last year you’ll know that we’ve been speaking to Sony for a while now about developing for the PlayStation Vita. Most of the discussions have involved trying to find the right person to speak to so we can move the process forward – gotta love these big companies!
Well, we finally found the right person and the process was relatively painless once they had reviewed a couple of our pitches. It probably also helped that we were already approved PS3 developers.
The most difficult part of the process was keeping quiet about it. Sony were keen to wait and make a developer announcement at Sydney’s PlayStation Vita launch party. So we kept it under wraps and in the meantime ordered a development kit to see what the system was capable of.
We were invited to the launch party and told to turn up at a wharf next to the Opera house to be transported to a venue on Sydney harbour. The “venue” turned out to be two floating platforms, one for the guests to eat, drink and play with the PlayStation Vitas and one for the speeches and entertainment. So we were whisked off by boat to the party and greeted with Champagne and Mojitos. The rest is all a bit of a blur. Man, these Sony types really know how to throw a party!
We’ve nearly decided what our first game for the PlayStation Vita will be so expect an announcement very soon!